The Donald As The Dean?
Developer now planning Trump University, an online business school
AUGUST 26--Proving again that his megalomania knows no bounds, Donald Trump is plotting the establishment of, we kid you not, Trump University, The Smoking Gun has learned. The millionaire developer/reality TV star this month filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to secure a TM for the Trump University name in connection with planned "educational services in the nature of conducting on-line courses in the fields of business and real estate." A copy of the August 4 trademark application, filed on The Donald's behalf by a lawyer with the white-shoe Proskauer Rose law firm, can be found below. It is unclear what position Trump, a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance, will hold at Trump U. Perhaps he can lecture on the importance of having a rich father. Or maybe he could offer a somber Founder's Day reflection on how he actually managed to lose money operating a casino. Either way, TSG is looking forward to TU's first graduation ceremony, when Trump desperately tries to corral his squirrely 'do under a golden mortarboard. (3 pages)